December 7, 1954

GEORGIOS MELAS: Washington, 6 – Mr Georgios Melas, the newly appointed Greek ambassador to the USA, arrived by air today to assume his duties. According to an embassy announcement, Mr Melas will submit his credentials to President Dwight Eisenhower within 10 days. It is believed that the new ambassador will give priority to Greece’s efforts to achieve unity with Cyprus. 22 DEATHS: The Greek armed forces were struck by tragedy yesterday afternoon when 15 officers (three from the air force and 12 from the army supplies unit), along with four conscripts, three corporals and one regular solder were killed when their Dakota aircraft crashed while on a exercise to drop supplies over Elefsina airport. MACEDONIAN QUESTION: New books: «The Macedonian Question and Soviet Policy,» by Christoforos A. Naltsas, Macedonian Studies Society Publications, Thessaloniki, 1954. CLOSE TO LUXURY SUBURBS: Let’s be clear: If Athens airport is not moved from Hellenikon to Spata, it is not because the proposed site is unsuitable, but because Hellenikon suits the interested parties better, as it is closer to Athens and to the coastal resorts.